COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

PICK-A-PUMPKIN AT CIRCLE K CONVENIENCE STORES
THROUGH OCTOBER -
Join us in the fight against premature births by buying an orange paper pumpkin at your local Circle K Convenience Store.  You can help by purchasing pumpkins for either $1 or $5, and it helps the March of Dimes in their campaign to grow "pumpkin patches" at each store and fight premature births in the state of Indiana.  The Pick-A-Pumpkin campaign with the March of Dimes, Circle K Convenience Stores, and White River Broadcasting. 


FREE COMPUTER CLASS AT JENNINGS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
OCTOBER 31 -
The Jennings County Public Library will host a Free Computer Class on Friday, October 31st, from 10:00 - 11:00 AM and 2:00 - 3:00 PM.  Librarians are also available to help you with computer issues in 30 minute sessions.  Sign up by registering at the information desk, call 346-2091, or online at www.jenningslib.org



DENTISTRY FROM THE HEART AT WHITE RIVER DENTAL IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 1 -
White River Dental, 2459 W. Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus, will host Dentistry From The Heart on Saturday, November 1st, from 8:00 - 4:00 PM.  Patients 18 years and older will have their choice of a filling, extraction, or cleaning for free who can't get dental care elsewhere.  Registration starts at 7:30 AM, and the first 50 patients are guaranteed to be seen.  Patients should dress appropriately for the weather, as they may be waiting outside.  For more information, call 812-378-5500 or visit www.wrdental.com.

 

BENEFIT 5K RUN & SILENT AUCTION AT NOBLITT PARK IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 1 -
A 5K Run and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, November 1st, at Noblitt Park, 17th & Washington, Columbus, to support the Davie Galbraith Liver and Colon Cancer Fund.  Register in advance for $25 at https://give.stvincent.org/5kforcancerA 5K Run & Silent Race day registration begins at 8:15 AM ($30 race day) with the race starting at 9:00 AM.  The silent auction will be after the race.  Kelcie Davie is organizing this event for her Senior Project at Columbus North High School.  For more information, call Kelcie at 812-581-9032.

 

BLAST OFF! FOR NEUROBLASTOMA 5K WALK/RUN AT NORTHSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL
NOVEMBER 1 -
You can help in the fight against Neuroblastoma by participating in a 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, November 1st, from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Northside Middle School track.  This is Kendra Thixton's senior project, and will benefit Riley Children's Hospital and Liam Rodgers for the families battling childhood cancer. Cost is $10 per person or $50 for teams.  They'll also be collecting toys for the children at Riley in lieu of registration fees. 

 

ANNUAL FALL HAUL ON INDIANA WINE TRAIL
NOVEMBER 1 & 2 -
The Indiana Wine Trail invites you to their 7th Annual Fall Haul on Saturday, November 1st, and Sunday, November 2nd, from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM both days.  Each of the Indiana Wine Trail partners, Ertel Cellars Winery and Restaurant, Lanthier Winery, Madison Vineyards Estate Winery, The Ridge Winery, Stream Cliff Farm Winery, and the Thomas Family Winery, will all have seasonal foods with their own wines, lively events, and collectors edition recipe cards.  For more information, visit www.indianawinetrail.com.


HONORING VETERANS BANQUET AT HILTON GARDEN INN 
NOVEMBER 1 -
You can say thanks to local veterans by attending the 14th Annual Honoring Veterans Banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn near the Edinburgh Outlet Mall.  Social hour begins at 5:00 PM and the buffet dinner starts at 6:00 PM. Reservations are $30 per person and your payment places you on the guest list.  The 2014 Patriot Award winners will be announced and decorated Vietnam veteran and former 4 term Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong is the featured speaker.  Send your checks to: Honoring Veterans Committee, P.O. Box 2171, Columbus, IN 47202-2171.

 

25TH ANNUAL FREEDOM FUND/SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET AT COLUMBUS CITY HALL
NOVEMBER 1 -
The Columbus/ Bartholomew County branch of the NAACP will host their 25th Annual Freedom Fund/ Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, November 1st, in the Cal Brand meeting room at Columbus City Hall.  Doors will open at 6:00 PM with the program starting at 6:30 PM.  Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for youth up to age 12.  The guest speaker will be professor Angela Burks.  For more information, call 314-2708.

 

29TH ANNUAL MOOSE CHARITY AUCTION IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 2 -
The Columbus Moose Lodge, 8th Street, Columbus, will host the 29th Annual Moose Charity Auction on Sunday, November 2nd.  Doors will open at Noon and the auction will start at 1:00 PM.  If you have any items to donate to the auction, contact Jeff Kelley at 812-372-4947.  This event is for Miranda Kelley's senior project.  Proceeds will go to Riley Children's Hospital and the Columbus Regional Hospital Pediatrics Care Unit.

COMMUNITY DINER AT SEYMOUR COMMUNITY CENTER
NOVEMBER 3 -
The Seymour Community Center, 107 S. Chestnut St., Seymour, will serve a free, hot meal at their Community Diner on Monday, November 3rd, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  For more information, communitydinersey@gmail.com.

 

PSI IOTA XI THRIFT SHOP CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 6 - 8 -
The PSI Iota XI Thrift Shop, 8th & California Streets, Columbus, invites you to their Christmas Open House from Thursday, November 6th - Saturday, November 8th.  Open House hours will be 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM each day.  There will be daily gift certificate drawings.  For more information, call Lori Vogt at 812-447-5478. 

 

WORK ONE SEMINAR AND JOB FAIR AT COLUMBUS LEARNING CENTER
NOVEMBER 6 -
The Columbus Work One Employee Seminar and Manufacturing Job Fair will be on Thursday, November 6th, at the Columbus Learning Center, Central Avenue, Columbus.  The employer seminar starts at 11:00 AM, lunch at Noon, and then the Job Fair runs from 1:00 - 5:00 PM.  For more information, contact pburgos@dwd.in.gov.

 

ST. AGNES CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
NOVEMBER 7 -
St. Agnes Christmas Bazaar will be held on Friday, November 7th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and Saturday, November 8th, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. There will be a quilt raffle, crafts, local vendors, and an elite repeat section. You can also enjoy a homemade treat from Grandma's Kitchen with a hot cup of tea from Sweetea's. St. Agnes is located at 1008 McLary Road, Nashville. McLary Road is off of Helmsburg Road just west of town. 

 

ANNUAL TURKEY SUPPER AT PETERSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
NOVEMBER 7 & 8 -
The Petersville United Methodist Church, 2781 N 500 E, Columbus, will have their Annual Turkey Supper on Friday, November 7th, and Saturday, November 8th, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM each night.  Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 - 12, and free for age 4 and under.  For more information, call 812-372-3575.

 

THE ULTIMATE HOME PARTY AT ST. BARTHOLOMEW SCHOOL IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 8 -
The St. Bartholomew School, 1306 27th Street, Columbus, will host the Ultimate Home Party on Saturday, November 8th, from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the school cafeteria.  Home Party vendors including Avon, Stanley Home Products, Tupperware, Usborne Books, and more will be available to take your orders for the holiday season.  There will also be a bake sale.  For more information, call Ruth Gilly at 812-379-9353 Ext. 242 or email at rgilly_stb@yahoo.com.



CHOCOLATE WALK IN NASHVILLE
NOVEMBER 8 -
The Brown County Humane Society invites you to their Chocolate Walk in Nashville on Saturday, November 8th, from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  Stroll the streets of Nashville and sample over 35 chocolate treats.  Purchase your tickets through October 31st for $20 at the Brown County Humane Society, Brown County Art Gallery, and the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau, all in Nashville, or call 812-327-3016.  Tickets will be $25 from November 1st - 8th while they last.  Proceeds will benefit Brown County's homeless pets. 

"TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE" AT HAMILTON CENTER IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 8 -
Columbus North High School senior Ryan Cesarski is organizing a “Try Hockey for Free” day at the Hamilton Center Ice Rink on Saturday,  November 8th, from 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM.  Any youngster is invited to arrive early to get fitted for hockey equipment. The Columbus Icemen will be on-hand to assist with the fitting and on-ice activities. There will be games and prizes available.  

WINE-A-REE AT THE COMMONS IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 8 -
The 6th Annual Wine-A-Ree will be held at The Commons in Downtown Columbus on Saturday, November 8th, from Noon - 6:00 PM.  There will be wine and beer tasting, a silent auction, food, and arts vendors.  Advance tickets are $20 or $25 at the door.  Proceeds will benefit the Boy Scouts Hoosier Trails Council.  For more information, visit www.hoosiertrailsbsa.org.

CHASE STRONG FUNDRAISER IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 8 -
Joe Willy's Burger Bar, 1034 Washington St., Columbus, will host a Chase Strong Fundraiser on Saturday, November 8th, from 3:00 - 7:00 PM.  There will food, fun, and a silent auction.  Chase is 13 and is battling a rare form of bone and soft tissue cancer called Ewings Sarcoma.  Proceeds will help funding his care at Riley Hospital for Children.

COMEDY NIGHT AT HARLEQUIN THEATRE IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 8 -
The Harlequin Theatre, inside FairOaks Mall, Columbus will have a Comedy Night on Saturday, November 8th, starting at 7:15 PM.  Columbus' own Jeff Bodart will be joined by Keith McGill for a fun night.  Advance tickets are $15 or $18 at the door.  Tickets may be purchased at Viewpoint Books, the Mall Office, or the Harlequin Box Office.  Cash bar available.  For more information, call 812-343-4597.

VETERAN'S DAY SERVICE IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 11 -
The Columbus and Bartholomew County Community Veteran's Day Program will be on Tuesday, November 11th, at 11:00 AM at the Bartholomew County Memorial for Veterans in Downtown Columbus.  The ceremony will include patriotic music, laying of wreaths, a memorial balloon release, the reading of Bartholomew County veterans names who have passed since last Veterans Day, three rifle volleys, and taps.  The service will be carried live on News/Talk 10-10, WCSI.

REALITY STORE IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 13 & 20 -
Adult volunteers are needed to help out at the 21st Reality Store events on Thursday, November 13th, at Central Middle School and Thursday, November 20th, at Northside Middle School.  Volunteers are needed both days from 7:45 AM - 3:15 PM.  More than 1,000 8th graders from schools all over Bartholomew County will get a valuable lesson on education and finances.  For more information, contact Al Furlani of State Farm Insurance or Pam Sample of Sample Insurance.

TURKEY DINNER AT GREENSBURG FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
NOVEMBER 14 -
The Greensburg Adult Center will sponsor a Turkey Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, November 14th, from 4:30 - 7:30 PM at the First Christian Church's Family Life Center, 425 N. Broadway St., Greensburg.  The menu will be turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry relish, roll, pie, and drink.  Cost will be $9 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 -13, and children under 5 are free.  Carry outs available.  Proceeds will benefit the Greensburg Adult Center and the Lunchtime Nutrition Program sponsored by Thrive Alliance.  For more information, call Shannon Allgeier at 812-662-4733.

COMMUNITY DINER AT SEYMOUR COMMUNITY CENTER
NOVEMBER 17 -
The Seymour Community Center, 107 S. Chestnut St., Seymour, will serve a free, hot meal at their Community Diner on Monday, November 17th, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  For more information, communitydinersey@gmail.com.

HELP FOR VETERANS IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 20 -
The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs Employment Assistance will provide a one stop shop for veterans, service members, and dependents on Thursday, November 20th, from 1:00 - 6:00 PM at Ivy Tech Community College and Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave., Columbus.  This community outreach event will provide assistance with remission of fees, VA benefits, claims process, care, and more.  Companies will conduct "pre-interviews" of vets seeking employment.  For more information, call 1-844-480-0009  or email at vetemployment@dva.in.gov.

ANNUAL F-F-A CRAFT SHOW AT CROTHERSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
NOVEMBER 22 -
The Crothersville FFA Chapter will hold their 20th Annual Craft Show on Saturday, November 22nd, in the Crothersville High School main and auxiliary gyms from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  There will also be a silent auction, and the FFA will be serving grilled pork burgers for lunch.  Booths are available for $25 per space (10 foot with a 6 foot table).  There will be boxes at the entrance for donations of non-perishable food items and new to slightly used toys.  Proceeds will benefit the annual Toy and Food Drive held near Christmas.  For more information, call Linda Begley at 793-2051 or email at misenhower@crothersville.k12.in.us.

COTTONPATCH AND BOMAR & RITTER IN CONCERT AT HARLEQUIN THEATRE IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 22 -
Enjoy Cottonpatch, Columbus' own acoustic folk/rock band, and special guests Mary Bomar and Bob Ritter will play on Saturday, November 22nd, at 7:00 PM at the Harlequin Theatre in Columbus.  Advance tickets are $15 or $18 at the door.  A cash bar will be available.  For more information, call 812-343-4597.

COMMUNITY DINER AT SEYMOUR COMMUNITY CENTER
DECEMBER 1 -
The Seymour Community Center, 107 S. Chestnut St., Seymour, will serve a free, hot meal at their Community Diner on Monday, December 1st, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  For more information, communitydinersey@gmail.com.

 

SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA MEN'S FELLOWSHIP AT OGILVILLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
DECEMBER 9 -
All men are welcome to attend the South Central Indiana Men's Fellowship on Tuesday, December 9th, at the Ogilville Christian Church.  Dinner will be served starting at 6:30 PM with the meeting to follow at 7:15 PM.  For more information, call David Wilson at 812-344-6041. 

 

"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" : THE RADIO SHOW AT HARLEQUIN THEATRE IN COLUMBUS
DECEMBER 12-14 & 19-21 -
The Harlequin Theatre in Columbus will present "A Christmas Carol" : The Radio Show, a fun twist on this classic family favorite, on Friday - Sunday, December 12th - 14th and 19th - 21st.  Show times will be 7:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays and 3:00 PM on Sundays.  Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for children under age 12.  Tickets may be purchased at Viewpoint Books, the Mall Office, or the Harlequin Box Office.  For more information, call 812-343-4597.

 

COMMUNITY DINER AT SEYMOUR COMMUNITY CENTER
DECEMBER 15 -
The Seymour Community Center, 107 S. Chestnut St., Seymour, will serve a free, hot meal at their Community Diner on Monday, December 15th, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  For more information, communitydinersey@gmail.com.

 

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